Festival Napa Valley Summer Concert Series

Featuring Seal, Patti LuPone, Star Wars: A New Hope Live with Orchestra, and Exclusive Appearance by Havana Chamber Orchestra with Royal Wedding Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason; Season Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

Festival Napa Valley, recognized for transforming California Wine Country into a cultural destination, offers a rich program ranging from symphonic concerts, opera, film, and dance to chamber music and jazz, July 12– 21. The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing will be celebrated with more than 60 concerts and events in a season of innovation, exploration and discovery.

In addition to presenting the finest performing arts, Festival Napa Valley is committed to supporting underserved members of the community by providing over 6,000 free tickets to students, veterans and seniors. The Festival  is expanding its educational program with Arts for All camps for 1600 Boys  & Girls Club youth ages 6-18, and a tuition-free music academy for 90 pre-professional musicians from around the world. Proceeds from the event also support Festival Napa Valley’s Blackburn Music Academy, attracting 90 college and postgraduate students from around the world, the Festival’s Arts for All summer camps for Boys & Girls Club students, and the festival’s continued investment in Napa County public school arts education, which to date has exceeded $1 million.

“We are honored to dedicate this season to celebrating one of humanity’s transcendent achievements and our passion for continued exploration and discovery,” said Richard Walker, President & CEO of Festival Napa Valley. “From Holst’s The Planets to Diavolo’s Voyage to the Moon, we will take our guests on an unforgettable journey.”

FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY 2019 HIGHLIGHTS:

Italian tenor Francesco Demuro and Georgian soprano Nino Machaidze kick off the 14th season on the fairyway at Meadowood Napa Valley with Opera Under the Stars. 

Four-time Grammy Award Winner Seal Headlines e Country’s biggest charity event, the Arts for All Gala at HALL Napa Valley.

British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year, makes his Bay Area debut with  the Havana Chamber Orchestra at Far Niente.

Broadway legend Patti LuPone performs in a private evening at Calistoga Ranch.

Festival Live! Chamber Series returns with 12 free concerts at locations throughout Napa Valley. 

The popular Bouchaine Young Artist Series showcases the next generation of classical music artists.

Festival Orchestra Napa performs John William’s Academy Award-winning s to Star Wars: A New Hope while the iconic 1977 film projected on a giant screen.

Rising stars – cellist Sophia Bacelar, violinist Charlie Siem, and percussionist M Nilov – shine in Grand Cru Concertos with the Festival’ Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra at Castello di Amorosa. Opera at the Castello features Bastianello, John Musto’s hilarious one-act opera about marriage and wine.

Festival Orchestra Napa performs Song to the Moon, a concert on the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing featuring works by Holst, Dvorak, Getty Strauss. Rising star soprano Andriana Chuchman joins Maestro Joel Revzen for this performance.

The legendary jazz fusion band The Yellowjackets perform a free Community Concert at Napa Valley College.

The renowned Los Angeles-based dance company Diavolo | Architecture in Motion performs two inspiring works: Voyage, about a trip to the moon, and Trajectoire, a voyage of destiny and destination in the Festival’s Dede Wilsey Dance Series.

Rock and roll party band Wonder Bread 5 headlines Taste of Napa, Festival Napa Valley’s signature celebration of food, wine and music.

Karen LeFrak’s multimedia orchestral work, based on her eponymous children’s book Sleepover at the Museum, marks its California premiere at the Concert for Kids.

The Festival’s Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra performs a lively admission- free Sunday at the Symphony concert.

Postmodern Jukebox star Robyn Adele Anderson brings her sassy interpretations of modern hits in the *Season Finale will be held at Alpha Omega Winery in St. Helena.

 

Single concert tickets starting at $39  are  now  on sale. For an elevated Festival Napa Valley ex- perience, Patron Passes including access to exclu- sive lunches, dinners and lounges are also available.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

including the full schedule and to purchase passes, visit www.FestivalNapaValley.org